Day Opportunities

Three Cs has 16 years experience of providing day services and, more recently, modernised day opportunities and day service replacement activities run in partnership with other organisations. All day services at Three Cs are enhanced by our Social Inclusion team and volunteering programme.

The aim of all day opportunities and social inclusion activities is to increase people’s inclusion and enjoyment of resources in the community, provide opportunities to connect with others and build friendships and relationships, and support aspirations to learning, gaining skills and getting paid jobs. In all services there is also a strong focus on promoting health and well-being.

Lewisham Day Services

London Borough of Lewisham commission Three Cs and partners Lewisham Nexus, Aurora and PLUS to deliver day opportunities to people with Learning Disabilities in Lewisham.  As well as running a GROW gardening project at the Ladywell, and partnering with lead provider Aurora at the Leemore Centre, Three Cs is lead provider at the Mulberry Hub.

The Mulberry Hub is a short walk from New Cross train station with fully accessible facilities throughout, including a sensory area and a sensory garden.

Three Cs works in partnership with Lewisham Nexus Service to deliver activities which promote

Physical and mental wellbeing
Community engagement
Communication, expression and teamwork
Sensory engagement
Employment pathways and volunteering
Self-advocacy, user involvement and speaking out
Sensory engagement
Digital Inclusion and IT skills

In addition, Three Cs runs the Tuck Stop, a kiosk café enterprise at the Waldron Health Centre in New Cross which helps people learn skills for life and/or on their employment pathway.

Well Connected

Three Cs works in partnership with Blackfriars Settlement on Well Connected, a Big Lottery funded programme for people with mental health challenges. Excitingly, everything we do under the programme is user-led and co-produced, so we know it is what people need and want.

Our Community Connector, Tom Acres, supports people to find and stay connected with a range of creative, leisure, learning and social activities in the community. There are opportunities for building relationships and giving and getting support from new friends. There are also opportunities for people to contribute their time and skills in paid and unpaid roles, as well as to learn through volunteering. Tom also supports people to take early action on physical and mental health issues, or refers them to the right place for dealing with underlying practical problems like housing or debt.

Our Acting Up drama group is part of the Well Connected programme.  With help from professional Director, Jen Camillin, people enhance their well-being and quality of life by both creating and acting in thought provoking drama which challenges the stereotypes and stigma associated with mental health problems.  The group has partnered with Blue Elephant Theatre in the past and performed in places as diverse as the National Maritime Museum and Southwark Playhouse.